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Push for the playoffs

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Playing a sharp, crisp game was what Warren G. Harding football coach Steve Arnold emphasized all week leading into Saturday night’s game with Cardinal Mooney at Stambaugh Stadium. His troops did exactly that in a 31-7 win over the Cardinals. “Starting with last week, ...

Idle Browns still back Baker

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield has gone from No. 1 pick to No. 1 in picks. A record-setting rookie quarterback who pulled the Browns back from their darkest despair while re-energizing a fan base last season, Mayfield has been error-prone, inaccurate and inconsistent for a team that has ...

Penguins drubbed by SIU

YSU Sports

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The month of October went from scary to downright frightening for the Youngstown State football team. The 18th-ranked Penguins lost their third straight in a shocking rout by unranked Southern Illinois, who scored early and often in a 35-10 drubbing at Saluki Stadium on ...

Badger blasts league rival

High School Sports

By BRIAN YAUGER Staff writer VERNON — A common cliche among coaches is how hard it is to beat an opponent three times in a season. Badger did just that Saturday when it took down visiting Maplewood, 9-0, in a Division III sectional bracket final. “It was a well-played game,” ...

Steelers dealing with injury woes at QB

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s expression and the circumstances surrounding it summed up the plight of his injury-ravaged team perfectly. “Seriously, guys?” the Pittsburgh Steelers coach said when asked if Mason Rudolph would be the quarterback after being cleared of the NFL’s ...

McDonald boys hold off Maplewood

High School Sports

BAZETTA — McDonald boys cross country team has had a No. 1 ranking in the Division III boys Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Poll all season. The last thing the Blue Devils wanted was to take any steps backward. On Saturday, they didn’t. McDonald held off rival ...

Knights blank Penguins

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots against his former team, leading the Golden Knights to the road win, 3-0. Fleury recorded his 445th win, tying Terry Sawchuck for seventh on the NHL career list. Fleury, who made his second career start for Vegas against the Penguins in ...

Early goal is spark for Howland

High School Sports

HOWLAND — It only took 39 seconds for Howland to quell a rough-and-tumble boys soccer team like West Branch. Howland started with Austin Stassinis finding Christian Cano through the heart of the Warriors’ defense. It was one of six goals in the first half as the top-seeded Tigers ran ...

ISLANDERS 3, BLUE JACKETS 2, OT:

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COLUMBUS — Brock Nelson scored 33 seconds into overtime, lifting the Islanders to their fourth straight win. Nelson beat Joonas Korpisalo from the slot off a feed from Nick Leddy. Columbus’ Boone Jenner tied the score late in the second period when he pounced on a puck that fell out of ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Scoreboard Football SATURDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Warren G. Harding 31, Cardinal Mooney 7 ¯ Southeast 48, Valley Christian 12 Around Ohio ¯ Cin. College Prep. 42, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place 36 ¯ Cin. Summit Country Day 35, Cin. Purcell Marian 12 ¯ Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. ...

Second-half flurry carries Lakeview to district

High School Sports

CORTLAND — After getting a little wake-up call, members of the Lakeview High School boys soccer team made sure they weren’t going to be late for the dance. With homecoming festivities later Saturday night, the Bulldogs broke a 1-all tie with five consecutive goals in the second half en ...

A second-half surge

High School Sports

WARREN — The numbers looked good for John F. Kennedy running backs Jess Likens and Cameron Hollobaugh. Each of the two ran for more than 100 yards in the Eagles’ 35-13 North Coast League, White Division victory over Gilmour Academy. Yet no one wanted to talk about the running backs ...

The lure of the big catch

Local Sports

Big fish capture the imagination and fuel the pursuit of anglers who cannot resist the drive to raise the bar as high as possible. They are the reason states keep records and international associations publish lists of those who are recognized worldwide for their magnificent catches. ...

Mistakes lead to first Garfield loss

High School Sports

GARRETTSVILLE — When facing a perennial powerhouse like Moga-dore, mistakes have to be kept to a minimum. Unfortunately for Garfield, it made a few too many, dropping the contest, 39-21, for the G-Men’s first loss of the season. “The kids played hard, the kids played well, but at the ...

Locked-in Buckeyes roll Wildcats; Wisconsin next

Local Sports

EVANSTON, Ill. — Eyeing a playoff spot and a shot at the national championship, No. 4 Ohio State sure is locked in at the moment. Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 121 yards and the Buckeyes pounded Northwestern 52-3 on Friday night. Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big ...

Happy homecoming

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — After spending the last five weeks on the road, including three games outside of the Mahoning Valley, the Chaney Cowboys were ready to come home to Rayen Stadium. Chaney faced a red-hot Howland squad that won four out of its last five contests and looked to keep its playoff ...

Area angler wins division at tournament

Local Sports

CORTLAND — Gary Ginter of Cortland brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division super-tournament on Mosquito Lake last month. Ginter, who earned $4,534 for his efforts, won the boaters ...

Hubbard’s defense holds off Red Dragons

High School Sports

NILES — Even before the kickoff to Friday’s Northeast-8 Conference showdown between Hubbard and Niles, there were some ominous signs that didn’t bode well for the Red Dragons. As Niles was conducting its practice on Thursday, players and coaches spotted a bald eagle perched atop a light ...

Letang leads Penguins’ win

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the undermanned Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to win their fifth straight, 4-2 over the Dallas Stars on Friday night. Letang dangled his way past a sliding Tyler Seguin to skate in and beat Anton ...

Brookfield dominant in win over LaBrae

High School Sports

BROOKFIELD — In basketball, the “make-it, take-it” version of the game gives possession of the ball to the team which just scored. That team continues to get the ball until it is stopped. On Friday night, a football version of “make-it, take-it” broke out between the Brookfield ...